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NC State Executive Education Welcomes Susan Heaton as Director of Business Development

Susan Heaton, director of business development, NC State Executive Education
Susan Heaton, director of business development, NC State Executive Education

NC State Executive Education, based in the NC State University Poole College of Management, announces the appointment of Susan Heaton as director of business development.

In this role, Heaton will collaborate with companies to identify their needs for strategic workforce and leadership development within their organizations and to effectively meet those needs with NC State Executive Education’s open enrollment programs or to facilitate development of custom programs aligned with the client’s goals.

Heaton was selected for this role based on her strong business development background spanning multiple industry verticals. She most recently was director of business development and sustainability at Daycon Inc. and prior to that, was director of national accounts development at Green Seal™ – the nation’s leading non-profit, environmental standards writing and certification organization.

“Susan brings an entrepreneurial mindset and more than 20 years’ professional experience in strategic business development to our team,” said Dan McGurrin, NC State Executive Education director. “Her prior experience – including building strong relationships, coaching and team development – supports our ongoing commitment to deliver world class results for our clients,” he said.

“I am very excited to add my passion and efforts to those of this extraordinary team of professionals. The depth and breadth of market impact that this program can have is uncapped and I am eager to assist in the growth of the NC State Executive Education program,” Heaton said. “Also, having grown up in the area, I spent a good deal of time on this campus, so this is somewhat like coming home for me.”

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NC State Executive Education delivers practical learning activities. Whether in individual data analytic classes, client-driven leadership programs, or business model innovation experiences, participants learn how to successfully address real world problems in today’s complex world. Visit NC State Executive Education at